I'm in the early stages of planning a road trip for next year starting mid-October in Washington DC heading down the east coast, heading over to the West coast via the Southern states, before heading up the coast, finishing in Las Vegas in late December (in time for New Year). This trip will be the finale to a year long round the world trip for me and my wife, we will be 29 and 28 respectively at the time and are UK residents.
I'm looking for general advice on the trip, in particular budgetary. At a rough guess I'd say we'd have around £5000/$10,000 for the whole road trip. I suppose at this stage my main questions would be...Vehicle wise should we be best to rent or buy, car or RV? Accommodation we are happy to camp at least some of it, hostels, motels are fine too. Would it worth splitting the trip so we do some by train or coach and some driving? Would the weather that time of year be of concern? Is our budget realistic?
Any help at this stage would be a great help.